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Grande Prairie Public School District
Every Student Succeeds
Parents

Get Involved!

By encouraging and supporting your child, you are showing you place a high priority on his/her learning, participation progress and behaviour at school.
Support your child by:

·        attending special events at school

·        reading together often

·        knowing school rules, expectations, discipline policies, and grading practices

·        reading newsletters, agendas and notes from the teacher

·        participating in parent-teacher interviews

·        talking with your child about school, his/her interests and friends


Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP)

​The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (commonly known as FOIP) is provincial legislation that applies to government departments and agencies, and local public bodies such as school districts. In a school setting, the privacy of students and parents is protected by this Act. Schools must follow rules in the collection, use, protection and disclosure of personal information.​ If you would like more information on what this means for parents and students, please visit our FOIP page

School Councils

School Councils provide advice and assistance to school principals and trustees regarding educational issues.
Involvement on these councils includes:

·        focusing on educational matters

·        serving as a liaison between parents, the school, and community groups

·        locating resources such as speakers and volunteers

·        gathering information and sharing experiences

·        supporting the goals and objectives of the school


Volunteering

Please lend a hand at your child's school! There are many different ways you can help out. For more information, contact your child's school.

 

District Involvement

Input from parents and the community assists the Board in making decisions that ensure students are provided with the best possible education.
Involvement at the district level can include:

·        attending public Board meetings

·        filling in public opinion polls and surveys

·        contacting trustees with ideas and concerns

·        understanding board policies and reading board minutes

·        keeping up to date on local issues such as elections, government policies and teacher bargaining

 

Help Your Child Achieve

Success at school begins at home. You are the first and most important teacher your child will ever have. As a parent, you can help stimulate your child's enthusiasm for learning.
Help your young child get off on the right foot:

·        Children who get plenty of sleep are more ready to learn. Ten to 12 hours is recommended for four to six-year-olds.

·       A well-balanced diet, including breakfast, is important to learning.

·        Children should dress appropriately for different kinds of weather.

·        Help your child look forward to school.

·        Talk with your child about school activities and routines. Become familiar with school rules and discuss them with your child. Your attitude and actions will help determine how your child feels about school.


Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance

For your convenience, we have made arrangements for families to voluntarily purchase student accident insurance through the Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance program, underwritten by Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc.

Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance offers protection against the unexpected costs of injury from accidents, and is especially valuable for families who:

  • do not have medical or dental plans,
  • have limited plans, as it may help supplement health and dental benefits, or
  • have active children who enjoy sports and outdoor activities.​

For complete plan details, please visit www.kidsplus.ca.​

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Alberta Education myPass​

myPass is a service from Alberta Education that is a secure self-service site for students to:

  1. View and print diploma exam results
  2. Order high school transcripts
  3. View progress towards a diploma or certificate
  4. A number of other services

After they register, this site provides students access to information about their education.

Information: https://education.alberta.ca/resources/mypass/